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What exactly does ‘healthy’ mean when it comes to food?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 23:33
Anyone who's ever walked into a grocery store has seen the various health claims on food items calling certain products "healthy." But what exactly does “healthy” mean — and can you rely on it?The Food and Drug Administration is trying to find out. The federal agencyrecently began a public process to redefine how the word "healthy" can be used on food products. It's an issue that would change how companies can label foods and how consumers perceive them.  To help unravel the meaning of the term "healthy," UCLA Health writer Ryan Hatoum spoke with Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and adjunct assistant professor at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, to get an expert's take.What would you consider a healthy food?I would consider healthy foods one...

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Can LVAD ' Bridge to Recovery ' Be the Norm in Advanced HF? Can LVAD ' Bridge to Recovery ' Be the Norm in Advanced HF?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:09
Two-thirds achieved normal-range functional capacity after continuous-flow pump explantation in a small cohort of patients with advanced heart failure who followed a bridge-to-recovery protocol.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
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He lost his sight to cancer, but not his vision of a full life

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:00
When Tim Conners collected his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012 at the age of 18, he was blind from childhood leukemia that had spread to his optic nerve and craving inspiration to transcend his disability. A football player and wrestler who’d never been an outdoorsman, he asked to meet Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on seven continents. Tim’s wish came true. He had 2½ terrifying but transformative days of outdoor adventures in Colorado with Erik, who lost his sight to a degenerative eye disorder at 13. Now Tim is training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the 19,000-foot peak in Tanzania in May, shortly after he graduates from Ithaca College. He’s already climbed four peaks in Colorado, including the 14,000-foot...
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Pump Implants May Rejuvenate Heart Failure Patients

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 17:00
Study found devices, typically used while awaiting a transplant, restored full function in some Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
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Personal Health: The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:00
Nonadherence to prescriptions causes some 125,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. (Source: NYT Health)

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AWS diabetes challenge exemplifies Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' letter to shareholders

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 19:40
Amazon.com Inc. founder and CEO Jeff Bezos told shareholders yesterday to embrace one of the biggest trends of our time, machine learning and artificial intelligence. AI and machine learning have been at the heart of some of Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN) biggest innovations, Bezos said, including autonomous Prime Air delivery drones, the Amazon Go convenience store that uses machine vision to eliminate cashiers and the company's cloud-based AI assistant Alexa. "Insi de AWS (Amazon Web Services), we’re… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
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Artificial Heart Transplants May Be The Future Of Medicine

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:54
Can 3D printing save lives? With over 2000 heart transplants occurring across the country each year, new research into the development of artificial organs can certainly go a great deal towards saving people ' s health. But is it possible? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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Smithfield to explore pig-human transplants

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:47
The world’s largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, has reportedly launched a bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses. The unit’s ultimate goal is to sell pig organs for transplantation into humans. Although pig-human organ transplants are years away, recent scientific advances are helping scientists overcome obstacles that halted prior attempts to use pigs to supply replacement parts for sick or injured patients. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork – very much a food-focused operation,” VP of Smithfield’s bioscience unit, Courtney Stanton, told Reuters. “We want to signal to the medical device and science communities that this is an area we’re focused on – that we&#8...
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Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:23
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Survival Trend Seen With LVAD in Advanced Heart Failure Survival Trend Seen With LVAD in Advanced Heart Failure

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 14:13
Some patients with advanced heart failure not on the transplantation wait list might benefit from an LVAD, but robust evidence is lacking on the optimal management of patients in this ' grey zone. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
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Heart disease breakthrough: Pump REVERSES heart damage without the need for a transplant

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 03:01
BRITISH doctors last night hailed a medical procedure which sees patients with severe heart disease recover full fitness – without the need for a transplant. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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'When I met Chloe she was dead': one girl, four hearts and an NHS miracle

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 09:55
Chloe Narbonne ’s heart failed when she was 11, starting a near-hopeless fight for survival. A year on from groundbreaking surgery, she is alive and this is her storyRevealed: girl of 13 is first child in Britain to receive artificial heart“By the time I met Chloe she was dead,” André Simon says matter-of-factly. “I told her parents clearly that she didn’t really have a chance to survive. What I was proposing gave her a theoretical chance.” He pauses. “But I also said that the operation might just prolong her agony and su ffering – I didn’t even know if she would survive it – and that it was OK just to let her go.”Simon, one of the world ’s leading heart and lung specialists, is recalling the conversation he had at the beginning of May last year with Fabienne Narbo...
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Revealed: girl of 13 is first child in Britain to receive artificial heart

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 09:27
Daring operation saved Chloe Narbonne after a failed transplant meant the device was the only way to keep her aliveChloe ’s story: one girl, four hearts and an NHS miracleA 13-year-old girl from Worcester is the first child in Britain to have received an artificial heart, the Guardian can reveal, after doctors decided it was the only way to save her life.Chloe Narbonne had the device installed in a complex nine-hour operation that involved 30 NHS staff at the Royal Brompton, a specialist heart and lung hospital in London. The artificial heart kept the then 12-year-old girl alive until a human heart became available a few weeks later.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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Meet the girl who has had four hearts – video

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 09:27
Born with a serious heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, Chloe Narbonne had five major operations – and four hearts – by the age of 12. She defied the odds to become the youngest person in Europe to receive an artificial heart thanks to groundbreaking surgery involving 30 NHS staff. Now Chloe, her mother and medical personnel tell her amazing story for the first timeContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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In small study, AiCure app led to 50 percent improvement in medication adherence

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:29
A forthcoming 28-patient study in the American Heart Association ' s journal Stroke shows that AiCure ' s artificial intelligence platform led to a 50 percent improvement in adherence to oral anticoagulants. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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ISHLT 2017: Medtronic HVAD trial misses primary endpoint, reports lowered stroke rates

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 18:37
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that results from the Endurance supplemental trial of its HVAD heart pump system did not meet its primary endpoint, but did report  lowered stroke rates compared to standard treatment. The trial aimed to evaluate the use of the HVAD system, which it picked up along with HeartWare last year, as a destination therapy for patients who require a left ventricular assist device and received improved blood pressure management, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Data from the study was presented at the 2017 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Meeting in San Diego. Medtronic said that the Endurance trial did not meet its primary endpoint of all neurologic events at 12 months, but that secondary results indicated a 76.4% survival ...
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Artificial thymus developed at UCLA can produce cancer-fighting T cells from blood stem cells

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 22:21
UCLA researchers have created a new system to produce human T cells, the white blood cells that fight against disease-causing intruders in the body. The system could be utilized to engineer T cells to find and attack cancer cells, which means it could be an important step toward generating a readily available supply of T cells for treating many different types of cancer.The preclinical study, published in the journal Nature Methods, was led by senior authors Dr. Gay Crooks, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and of pediatrics and co-director of theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, and Amelie Montel-Hagen, an associate project scientist in Crooks ’ lab.The thymus sits in the front of the heart and plays a central role in the...
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AliveCor raises $30m

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 19:08
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Mechanical Circulatory Support Trials to Star at ISHLT 2017 Mechanical Circulatory Support Trials to Star at ISHLT 2017

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 18:33
Highly anticipated findings from the latest trials of new left ventricular assist devices will be presented at the heart and lung transplantation meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Duke ’s short lung transplant list saves CF patient

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:29
Treatment TermsCystic fibrosisPulmonary rehabilitationLung transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments SEO Meta Description Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke. Hero Imageaimee_driscoll_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoaimee_driscoll_blog2b.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header High-volume lung transplant center, shorter wait times ContentDuke ’slung transplant center, the highest-volume center in the Southeast, generally has shorter wait times ...
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